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ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN

Ministry OfENERGY& WATER (Project Coordination Unit)


Irrigation Restoration and Development Project
NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING

Invitation for Bids (IFB)


For
Procurement of Works forRehabilitation/Improvement of Chahardeh
River bank protection scheme
IFB No: MEW/PCU/IRDP/QR08/KDR/NCB

Date:09-Oct-16

1.
This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that
appeared in Development Business published on 11 January 2011.
2.
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock
has applied for a grant from the International Development Association (IDA)
andAfghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) toward the cost of Irrigation
Restoration and Development Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this
grant to payments under the Contract for the Sub project given in para 3 below.
3.
The Project Coordination Unit, acting on behalf of the Ministryof Energy & Water,
now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the River bank protection works
for Chahardeh schemes (Protection wall etc.) inChahardeh village of Dand districtof Kandahar
Province (QR08/KDR).The construction period is 10 monthswhich includes slack period of
3months for flood/adverse weather conditions and resolving community/farmers needs/disputes
etc.

4.
Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures specified in the World Banks Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and
IDA Creditsdated January 2011 and revised in July 2014and is open to all bidders from
Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Bidding Documents.
5.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Eng. Nasir Ahmad

Ahadi, Acting Director and Procurement Officer, Project Coordination Unit, Afghanistan and

inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 to 16:30Hrs from
Saturday to Wednesday (Except public holidays).
6.

Qualifications requirements include:

(a) The minimum required annual volume of construction work for the successful bidder in any of the
last five years 8 MillionAfs.
a Experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least one works of nature and complexity
equivalent to this work during the last five (5) years 5 MillionAfs.
b Proposals for the timely acquisition (own, lease, hire, etc.) of the essential equipment as given in
the bidding document.
c Contract Manager with five years experience in works of an equivalent nature and volume,
including no less than three years as Manager.

(e) Liquid assets and/or credit facilities, net of other contractual commitments and exclusive of any
advance payments which may be made under the Contract 3 MillionAfs.

For detailed post qualification verification please refers to Section I - Instructions to Bidders
and Section II- Bid Data Sheet of the bidding documents.
A margin of preference for eligible national contractors/joint ventures shall not be applied.
7.
A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders on the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a
nonrefundable fee of 2,500 AFN. The method of payment will be Cash/Direct Payment. The
Bidding Documents shall be collected by the bidders from the address below.
8. The bidders or their authorized representatives are invited to attend a pre-bid meeting which will
take place on 29-Oct-16at 10 AMin the meeting room (Basement) at the address given belowto
explain the procedure of proper preparation and submission of bid, clarify issues and to answer
questions on any matter that may be raised at that stage.
9.
Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 11:00 AM of 09- Nov-16if this
date is announced an official holiday, then bids must be submitted next working day at the
same time and venue). Electronic bidding shall not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.
Bids will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to
attend in person at the address below at 11:00AMof 09- Nov-16
10.

All bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Security of amount: 150,000.00Afghanis.

11.

The address referred to above is:

Eng. Nasir Ahmad Ahadi


Acting Director and Procurement officer IRDP Project Coordination Unit PCU/KBL
Mobile: 0700686110